Black and Blue: When Coach Is Also a Cop

 

My perception of police has always been to be cautious.

Zach Yeager Journalism major at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State Un...
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Black and Blue: When Coach Is Also a Cop

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Charles Adams, a 20-year Minneapolis police officer, built a powerhouse football program at North High, in one of the city’s toughest neighborhoods. With a group of cop-coaches, they forged a bond with the community on the way to the state championship. But winning didn’t resolve the conflict of being black and blue, magnified when Adams was called to the front lines in the wake of George Floyd's murder. Jon Frankel talks with Coach and one of his star players about bridging divides and making meaningful connections when cops engage beyond traditional policing. What impacts can these unlikely relationships have on kids and families?

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